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Garden Homes Lutheran School

School Closures
It’s that time of year again in which inclement weather can happen at anytime. When looking for school closures please be sure to check in on TMJ4 to see if school is cancelled due to snow or cold weather. There will also be a Gradelink email and text blast if any closings take place. Please check to make sure our emails are not being delivered to your spam folder. If you have any questions about this please contact Mr. Adam Harvey. aharvey@gardenhomeslutheran.org

Pastor Doerr’s Installation
Pastor Christopher Doerr accepted the call to be the new pastor at Garden Homes Lutheran Church. Besides his work for the church, he will be teaching 8th Grade Catechism. We are very excited to welcome him to our family. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday January 20th for a special installation service at Garden Homes Lutheran Church followed by fellowship and food.

Singing in Church
Please mark your calendars for January 20th, 2019. To help beautify Pastor Doerr’s installation worship service the children will be singing. The service is at 9:00 a.m. please have your child to the school by 8:40 a.m. We will be singing a beautiful version of the song Rescuer with instrumental and vocal accompaniment.

NWEA Map Testing
If your child is in K5 through 8th they will begin MAP testing this coming week. Your child’s teacher will be talking to their students about their fall test scores and setting goals with them for the upcoming tests. Please ask and encourage your child to do their absolute best on their MAP tests. We are looking forward to sharing with you the growth they have made.  

Announcements From Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Chefs Wanted

Taher Inc., the exclusive food service management company for Wisconsin Lutheran High School, is looking for two creative, friendly, and reliable chefs who want to use their creative cooking skills to serve food and beverages to students, faculty, and friends of the high school. Duties include cooking breakfast and lunch M-F 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., or working with our international department serving dinners from 1:30-7:30 p.m., and can include cooking for summer camps and occasional brunches on the weekend. For more information and to apply, please contact Food Services Director Sarah Derouin at chef@wlhs.org.

5th Grade Extravaganza

On Sunday, January 27, WLHS will welcome hundreds of 5th graders and their families to the 5th Grade Extravaganza. The evening will include food, fun, and entertainment. Students and parents have a chance to learn about our caring, Christian environment, superior academics, award-winning co-curriculars, generous tuition assistance, and the amazing opportunities that WLHS offers. Students will tour the building in the form of a scavenger hunt. To register for this exciting event, visit wlhs.org/5thgrade.

Love & Logic Thought of the Week
So often as parents we want our kids to be perfect and never make mistakes. We even have a tendency to become angry when our kids make mistakes. Love and Logic teaches that it is not only good but important to allow kids to make and learn from their mistakes when they are young and the price tag is small. This is called an affordable mistake. A presenter once told a story about his daughter riding her bike down the driveway. She was going to turn onto the sidewalk, and he could tell she was going to fast, but he didn’t rush to her rescue. Instead she fell and walked away with a skinned knee. He was asked why didn’t you save her? He responded, “I’d rather her learn how to slow at corners on a bike when the price tag is small instead of learning at the age of 16 in a car when the price tag is too large.” When these mistakes happen, it is important for us as parents to be calm and loving and allow our kids to work through their mistakes. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you would like more information about Love & Logic.

End of the 2nd Quarter
The end of the 2nd quarter is this week Friday, January 11th. Your child needs to have all missing, incomplete, and/or corrected work in by this Friday. Our 2nd quarter parent teacher conferences are not mandatory. You may schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher if you would like. If your child’s teacher feels a meeting is necessary, they will send home a form to let you know. This form will come home with your child’s report card. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Adam Harvey.

G-House Apparel Order Form
The Garden Homes apparel order forms were sent home on Monday January 7th. We added a few new items to the form this year to create a larger variety. Please return the forms to school by January 18th. If paying with check, please make payable to Garden Homes Lutheran School. All G-House gear can be worn on G-house Days, with the exclusion of the jogger pant. If you have items you would like to see on a future apparel order don’t hesitate to email Mr. Nathan Bauer at nbauer@gardenhomeslutheran.org

5th Grade National Parks Research Project
The 5th grade students started a research project in September in connection with their reading story, "Camping with the President."  Each 5th grader chose a National Park, typed a business letter requesting materials and information, and then put their info together to form a cover page, outline, and 5 paragraph report.  Nearly every student received mail back from their chosen National Park.  We even had letters from the Virgin Islands and Hawaii!  In a world full of technology and online communication, it was amazing to see the students open their mail and create their reports from online and firsthand resources!

Important Dates Coming Up
January 20, 2019 – Installation of Pastor Doerr 9:00 a.m. Service
January 21, 2019 – No School, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
January 22-24, 2019 – Report Card Conferences
January 25, 2019, - No School and No Lighthouse

Important Dates

January 17, 2019
Basketball at Home

January 18, 2019
Basketball at Trinity

January 20, 2019
Singing in Church 9am

January 21, 2019
No School MLK Day

January 22-24, 2019
Parent Teacher Conferences

January 25, 2019
No School 

January 31, 2019
No Lighthouse